How To Watch Hulu On Linux?
Hulu requires the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) package to be installed in order to stream and watch Hulu videos but this package hasn’t shipped with most Linux distributions for a while now. The package isn’t also available via the Ubuntu archives. This tutorial is going to show how you can get the HAL package to install from a third-party PPA.So we are going to look at a little tweaking to get Hulu working on Mozilla Firefox. Yup, this won’t work for Chrome or any other browser so please take note.
1. Install Adobe Flash plugin for Mozilla
2. Install HAL on Ubuntu and derivatives
Instead of installing the “zombie HAL PPA”, Martin Wimpress a lightweight version that provides all you need in order to get Hulu working. This will also work for other Ubuntu based distros like Linux Mint and elementary OS.a.
Add the third-party PPA to your software sources – Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/hal-flash
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libhal1-flash
3. Install HAL on other non-Ubuntu based distros
sudo yum install https://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/24/i386/libhal1-flash-0.3.3-2.20160402git95cdd6e.fc24.i686.rpmFor 64-bit sudo yum install https://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/24/x86_64/libhal1-flash-0.3.3-2.20160402git95cdd6e.fc24.86_64.rpm
4. Watch Hulu on Linux
If Hulu has no interest in providing and supporting an app for the Linux community, that’s OK. But at least, they should allow it to work in most browsers. Get rid of Flash and then use HTML5 already.There you have it. A simple tutorial to enable you to stream Hulu on your Linux desktop.